Folder appears nested within itself

December 12, 2010 at 17:40:29
Specs: Windows 2003 server
I have a 2003 Server and I share a PUBLIC folder in a p2p network. When I browse the public folder, I see "Public on SERVER1" as a folder WITHIN it! And that folder contains the same files and folders as the real PUBLIC folder. The file type of the folder is just "folder" instead of "file folder" like all the others are. How did this nested mirror folder get there and can I safely delete it? Yesterday I just noticed another called "Public on SERVER1 (2)" which is a mirror image of the \public folder too.

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December 13, 2010 at 06:58:05
sounds like your users are doing drags and drops, just not very successfully.

Look at the ownership of them to see who created them.

There should only be the public folder. Duplicates can be deleted. Do so from the server so they got to recycle bin.

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December 13, 2010 at 11:06:41
Not sure how they could drag & drop the \public folder. I tried to drag a shared folder into itself and the OS won't let me. Anyhow, it's not a "duplicate" because it's not like a real folder - it just mirrors whatever happens in the real \public folder and its properties show only a "general" tab with no ownership or other information. It looks kind of like a shortcut, but it doesn't say "shortcut", it says "folder". I guess I'll do a backup and then try to delete it and see what happens.

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December 13, 2010 at 12:21:29
You should be viewing this at the server. Does not appear you are doing do which will result in a false picture.

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December 13, 2010 at 17:56:56
I AM viewing it from the server.

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